Jordan Guided Walking Holiday

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Duration: 10 nights
Type: Worldwide Multi-Centre
Walking Grade: 2
from £2,999pp with flights

Immerse yourself in the incredible history and culture of an ancient land as you explore the Roman city of Jerash and the inspirational villages, valleys and orchards along the Al Ayoun Trail. Marvel at the rock-hewn temples of incredible Petra that stretch across the cliff sides and feel a sense of awe as you walk through the dunes in the vast desert at Wadi Rum. There is also the opportunity to float in the salt-laden waters of the Dead Sea.

Holiday Highlights

  • A full exploration of the many trails around the ancient city of Petra
  • Experience the rich history of Jordan, from the Romans to the Crusaders
  • Enjoy nights under starry desert skies in a Bedouin camp at Wadi Rum
  • Stay at the Dana Nature Reserve and walk in the gorge of Wadi Ibn Hammad
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Be greeted by warm Jordanian hospitality and sample delicious local delicacies

What’s included

  • 8 nights' ensuite hotel rooms and 2 nights' camping in comfortable tented camps
  • Full board from breakfast on arrival to breakfast on departure
  • A full programme of guided walks led by a local tour director, local guides and an HF Holidays' leader
  • All sightseeing, and entrance fees
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach/minivan
  • Tips

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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Arrival in Amman and transfer to our hotel for three nights.

Amman International Hotel, Amman - Jordan

A 4-star hotel, located, like most of the city’s hotels, in the business district.


We travel north of Amman to the Roman city of Jerash, one of the biggest and best preserved Roman cities outside of Rome. After lunch head back to Amman to wander in the city centre by Hashemite Square and the Roman theatre.

We also walk in the timeless valleys north of Amman, on the Al-Ayoun Trail through small villages, each with its own cottage industry, fertile farmland with fruit groves and a few remnants of past cultures. This walk is a great way to see rural life in Jordan today, and we will have lunch hosted by a local family. Later this afternoon return to Amman for the night.

Amman International Hotel, Amman - Jordan

A 4-star hotel, located, like most of the city’s hotels, in the business district.


Morning departure, stopping for a walk at Wadi Ibn Hammad, a narrow gorge with attractive plant life and spring waters. Continuing south to Dana Nature Reserve, for 1 night, to appreciate the beauty of the reserve, and sample a variety of Dana's local recipes.

Feynan Ecolodge - Jordan

At Dana Nature Reserve we stay in the inspirational Feynan Ecolodge. This is an environmentally sustainable lodge, built to support the local Bedoiun community. The lodge blends into this stunning landscape and the roof terrace provides spectacular views over the wadi. The rooms are all ensuite, and candle lit at night. Your stay here will be one of many highlights of your itinerary.


We follow a trail along Wadi Ghuweir. The walk leads us to the terraced gardens of Dana village where we see the old Ottoman houses and traditional lifestyle of the villagers. Later this afternoon we drive to Petra for a 3 night stay in either the Movenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel or the Hyatt Zaman.

Hyatt Zaman, Petra - Jordan

The Hyatt Zaman resort was developed at the site of an abandoned village. It offers stunning views of the Sharah Mountains. Facilities include a traditional hammam and outdoor pool.

Movenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel

Located just 10 minutes drive from Petra, this recently renovated hotel sits in an idyllic location with views over the Jordan Rift Valley. Rooms are ensuite with private balconies, air conditioning, free WiFi and tea & coffee making facilities.


Spend an unforgettable day exploring the pathways of Petra, with rock-hewn churches and grand buildings, small dwellings and ceremonial sites. This huge ancient city is quite staggering in scale and splendour. The walk down the narrow Siq leads to the intricate yet massive façade of the Treasury and from there a short walk reveals the great scale of the site.

Hyatt Zaman, Petra - Jordan

The Hyatt Zaman resort was developed at the site of an abandoned village. It offers stunning views of the Sharah Mountains. Facilities include a traditional hammam and outdoor pool.

Movenpick Nabatean Castle Hotel

Located just 10 minutes drive from Petra, this recently renovated hotel sits in an idyllic location with views over the Jordan Rift Valley. Rooms are ensuite with private balconies, air conditioning, free WiFi and tea & coffee making facilities.


This morning take the Madras trail to the Royal Tombs and Wadi Farasa to Petra Basin. Reach the Place of Higher Sacrifice from where there are awe-inspiring views across the whole of Petra area. Afternoon drive into the southern desert and the magnificent canyon of Wadi Rum. Arrive at the Bedouin camp for a 2 night stay with a Bedouin feast under the desert night skies.

The next day take a morning desert walk to a viewpoint on one of the many sandstone outcrops. Afternoon jeep tour on the sand dunes.

Bedouin Camp, Wadi Rum - Jordan

In Wadi Rum we stay in a traditional style Bedouin camp. The camp is designed to be as comfortable as possible for travellers without taking away from the unique experience of staying out in the wilderness for a night or two, and providing an authentic Bedouin experience. Delicious food is provided including the traditional Bedouin ‘zarb’ – meat and vegetables cooked under the desert sand.


Optional morning desert camel ride before a drive back north, where we visit the mosaic church of St George in Madaba. Continue to the famous Dead Sea for 1 night on the shores of the sea with a chance to float in the waters.

Dead Sea Spa - Jordan

Our base for the final night of the tour located on the shores of the Dead Sea. The hotel has modern well-equipped rooms, a large spa featuring the restorative properties of the Dead Sea mud and several swimming pools for an ideal place to relax.


Transfer to Amman and fly to London.


Jordan Itinerary Map

Amman International Hotel, Amman - Jordan

A 4-star hotel, located, like most of the city’s hotels, in the business district.

Feynan Ecolodge - Jordan

At Dana Nature Reserve we stay in the inspirational Feynan Ecolodge. This is an environmentally sustainable lodge, built to support the local Bedoiun community. The lodge blends into this stunning landscape and the roof terrace provides spectacular views over the wadi. The rooms are all ensuite, and candle lit at night. Your stay here will be one of many highlights of your itinerary.

Hyatt Zaman, Petra - Jordan

The Hyatt Zaman resort was developed at the site of an abandoned village. It offers stunning views of the Sharah Mountains. Facilities include a traditional hammam and outdoor pool.

Bedouin Camp, Wadi Rum - Jordan

In Wadi Rum we stay in a traditional style Bedouin camp. The camp is designed to be as comfortable as possible for travellers without taking away from the unique experience of staying out in the wilderness for a night or two, and providing an authentic Bedouin experience. Delicious food is provided including the traditional Bedouin ‘zarb’ – meat and vegetables cooked under the desert sand.

Dead Sea Spa - Jordan

Our base for the final night of the tour located on the shores of the Dead Sea. The hotel has modern well-equipped rooms, a large spa featuring the restorative properties of the Dead Sea mud and several swimming pools for an ideal place to relax.

What to Bring

Suggested Kit List

As you’ll be carrying your own luggage at airports and between your transport and hotels we recommend you try to keep your luggage to a minimum. These items are a general suggestion of what to pack for an active outdoor and walking holiday; depending on your destination, you may need more of some things and less – or none! – of others. You’ll know best what you prefer to wear when out walking or while taking part in other outdoor activities.

  • Please ensure you have access to emergency funds should you need them; carrying a credit card is probably the most convenient method.
  • Passport (and copies); booking confirmation; insurance cover note; HF Holidays’ registration form.
  • Walking boots (worn in), with good ankle support and spare bootlaces
  • Walking socks
  • Walking sandals
  • Lightweight fleece, waterproof trousers and jacket
  • Shorts and short-sleeved t-shirts
  • Long trousers and long-sleeved lightcoloured shirts with collars to protect from the sun. Your clothing should ideally be pre-treated with insect repellent and in-built sun protection (available from specialist clothing stores such as Rohan, Cotswold Outdoor).
  • Warm fleece, scarf/buff hat and gloves
  • Torch
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes for evenings and sightseeing
  • Sun protection – sun hat, sunglasses, high factor sunscreen and lip protection
  • Water bottle – at least 2-litre capacity
  • Lightweight survival bag
  • Small/medium rucksack (30 litre) and a liner or cover to keep contents dry
  • Insect repellent
  • Universal travel plug
  • Personal first aid kit including: personal medication, tissues, plasters, blister kit, painkillers, antiseptic wipes, Imodium, rehydration sachets
  • Trekking poles (especially if you find these useful for descents); camera; umbrella; binoculars; high energy food bars. Please note that the HF Holidays’ leader reserves the right to refuse to take any guest on a walk should they consider that a lack of suitable clothing/footwear may affect safety

Essential Equipment 

  • Passport (and copies)
  • booking confirmation
  • insurance cover note
  • HF Holidays’ registration form


Please ensure you have access to emergency funds should you need them; carrying a credit card is probably the most convenient method.

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £10 per person.

These departure dates can be booked with flights or as land only holiday options. All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised flight prices are based on UK flights departing from London. Regional departures and/or connections to London, if available, can be requested. Cabin upgrades may also be available on request.

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2020
08 Apr - 18 Apr
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2020
08 Apr - 18 Apr
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Important Information

  • Single room supplement: £449
Duration:
10 nights
Type:
Worldwide Multi-Centre
Walking Grade:
2

10 nights from £2,999pp with flights

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